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Requirements for Pole Attachment
The following requirements must be met before any wireline or associated equipment attachment is made to an ITC facility.
NOTE: The Pole Attachment Request form is used for cell phone equipment, cable television or fiber optic communication cables, antennas and communication dishes.
Pole Attachment Request form [.xls]
Process Steps - What to Expect
Form Instructions (cover Sheet and Application)
Cover Sheet (signature and date required):
Location: Provide the location of the area where you are requesting to attach to ITC’s poles.
County: Provide County name.
Project Description: Provide project name and/or address.
Attaching Company Name: The official name of the company requesting to attach.
Company Rep. Name: Person responsible for performing the design and requesting attachment to ITC poles. This will be the person IPL will contact for further information or to provide information related to required make-ready.
Attaching Company Billing Address: The street address or PO Box including City, State and Zip where all communication and billing, including engineering and make-ready should be sent.
Attaching Company Rep. Phone No.: The office or cell phone number where our Engineer may contact you during regular business hours.
Attaching Company Rep. E-mail: The e-mail address of Company Rep.
Affiliation of Rep. if Not Attaching Company: If person completing this Request is not affiliated with the Attaching Company, identify the affiliation of Rep.
Attaching Company Principal Communications Type: (pick one)
Existing Attachments Section: Complete this section only if there are existing attachments on ITC poles covered by this request. This includes the telephone company, CATV provider, municipal or other entity that may own some of the poles, or have attachments on the poles. Other attaching companies may bill you for their costs related to your request.
Required Documents: The Attaching Company must provide: photos of structures, map(s), staking sheets (sketch for each pole), cut sheet of cable, plan and profile, identify any other obstacles along route (incl. photos), wire/cable/fiber specifications.
Signature and Date: Type in signature and date.
Request For Pole Attachment (Application):
Complete all unshaded areas.
Project Location or Description: Provide project name and/or address.
Name of Attaching Company: The official name of the company requesting to attach.
Location Description: Reference point numbers and pole information listed on application must correspond with map(s). Identify ITC pole number (if available), Town-Range-Section, physical address. Attach your company’s map which clearly indicates the ITC poles you wish to attach to, or an IPL map is available upon request. An additional map fee may be assessed.
Riser/Dip: Complete check box if applicable.
Total Cable/Fiber Diameter (including existing wire): Total diameter of the cable that will be on the pole. If the cable is being overlashed to existing cable, indicate the total diameter of the final attachment.
Cable Tension: Maximum cable tension on pole in heavy loading conditions.
Span Length: Span of length to attach.
Proposed Attachment Height: Calculate the height at which you propose the attachment be placed. IPL will review the calculations and determine if work needs to occur on the pole.
Minimum & Maximum Sag Between Poles: Indicate the minimum and maximum sag between spans that will provide you with code required from other facilities and ground clearance.
Existing Attachments: Indicate the owners of other attachments on the pole. Other attachment owners should be notified of your intent to place cable/wire/fiber on the pole per instructions on the Cover Sheet.
Existing Attachment Height: Indicate height of existing attachments (if applicable).
Lowest Parallel Power: Identify the height of the lowest wire/cable running above and parallel to the proposed attachment.
Lowest Power Attachment: Identify the height of the lowest facility attached to the pole.
Questions? Contact us at JointFacilities@alliantenergy.com